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Google Adds 'Swipe To Unlock' Feature To Its Android Auto App

The update isn't officially revealed by Google yet

Google Auto Update

Google has just added small update to its Auto Android app for the users who like to be connected to their phone even while driving. Now, the car communication app lets the user to unlock their phone with a single swipe. The ”Swipe to unlock”, update makes it more easier for the users to access their phone while connected to the vehicle's head unit.

With the help of newly added update the users just need to swipe the screen to unlock their phone while it is connected to Auto Android system. Google haven't disclosed the Android Auto update officially yet but some of the users have spotted the change in last couple of days.

Android Auto, was launched by Google back in 2015, that allows users to connect their Android devices with the vehicles equipped with head units. Prior to the update, the devices connected to the Android Auto system were inaccessible to the users. In order to access the functionalities the users need to use the Android Auto dashboard or disconnect it from the Android Auto system. However new update let the users to access the phone content by unlocking it without disconnected it from the Android Auto.   

Once you enable the new Android Auto Update in the Android Auto app, you will find a new car mode after unlocking the phone. While connected to the head unit you can take your phone and unlock it by Swiping the screen covered with Android Auto logo. However, the unlock features gets timed out after 15 seconds that's surely the safety precaution from the company. This addition is a great help in the conditions where you need to pull over your car and then disconnect your device from the head unit to use it. Now, you just need to swipe up to to get access to your phone.

The update may be a small from the company but it is really appreciable to enhance the safety aspects. The aim of the Android Auto is to let the users connected to their phones without getting distracted while driving. The ‘Swipe to unlock’ Android Auto update is a little relieve for the users who were disappointed being totally kicked off their phone by Android Auto.

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